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Springfield, MO 65801-5746

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The Weekend Backpack Program™

The Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program provides food insecure children with a bag of nutritious child-friendly food for them to take home over the weekends, when they might otherwise go hungry.

More than 1,500 children in more than 45 elementary schools in Springfield and across the Ozarks benefit from this innovative, life-saving program that began in 2003. Download the one-sheet to share or the booklet of testimonials from child participants.

weekend backpack booklet

Springfield Schools (22)

Bingham Elementary
Bissett Elementary
Bowerman Elementary
Boyd Elementary
Bright Stars ECSE**
Campbell Elementary
Cowden Elementary**
Delaware Elementary
Fremont Elementary**
Holland Elementary
McGregor Elementary
Pittman Elementary
Portland Elementary
Robberson Elementary
Sunshine Elementary
Truman Elementary
Watkins Elementary
Weaver Elementary
Weller Elementary
Westport Elementary
Williams Elementary
York Elementary

Outlying Area Schools (24)

Bakersfield Elementary
Bronaugh Elementary
Central Park Elementary
Columbian Elementary
Exeter Elementary**
Fair Play Elementary
Fairview Elementary
Hollister Elementary
Hubble Elementary
Humansville Elementary
Hurley Elementary
Irving Elementary
Lutie Elementary
Mallory Elementary
Marion C. Early Elementary
Monett Elementary
Mount Vernon Elementary
Plainview Elementary
Richards Elementary
Sheldon Elementary
Skyline Elementary
Taneyville Elementary
Thornfield Elementary
Winona Elementary

**New in 2014–15

Please read more heart-wrenching testimonials below!

Click to see what program administrators, volunteers and parents are saying:
Click to see what the actual participant children are sharing:

Note: Ozarks Food Harvest prefers monetary donations for the Weekend Backpack Program™ because The Food Bank must purchase specific items at a bulk, discounted rate.

Heartfelt thanks to the following major funding partners:

backpack sponsors